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  • BobWarfield
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    Big beastie plates, excellent!

    No additional green paint though?

    Cheers,

    BW

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  • wierdscience
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    Nice job,dunno why mfgs don't get with the times and put proper bolt on caster pads on machines now.

    BTW,that last photo,what happened to the bricks?You got the Excello on wheels too and lost braking?
    Last edited by wierdscience; 05-26-2010, 08:39 AM.

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  • MickeyD
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    That was a very nice job Robert. That Excello looks like a real treat for you assistant.

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    That's a very nice job on your outriggers. It looks like you had some help, too. LOL.

    I did something similar to my 7X12 Enco Horizontal/vertical bandsaw when I freshened it up a while back. I took the easy way out and just used some large angle iron and casters. The original wheels were very poor and it's much better now.

    You can just see them in this picture.

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  • jdunmyer
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    Here's what I've done to several of my wife's woodworking machines:


    It's 4 pieces of 3 X 3 X 1/4" angle iron, simply welded together, using 4" casters on the corners. It's dirt-simple to make, raises the machine only 1", and increases the footprint enough to make it very stable. The only machine work is drilling and tapping the holes for the casters.

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  • Fasttrack
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    Originally posted by lugnut
    Outriggers look great. Are those six little hold downs in the third photo down something you made or are they available commercially. They look pretty handy.

    Yes they are. Lazlo mentioned them in the line right above the picture: Mitee-Bites.

    Here is there website:
    http://www.miteebite.com/


    Looks great Robert! The bevel really makes them look very nice.

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  • lugnut
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    Outriggers look great. Are those six little hold downs in the third photo down something you made or are they available commercially. They look pretty handy.

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  • Alistair Hosie
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    I see daddies little lady is having fun Also well done looks good to me.Alistair

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  • HSS
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    Roflmao :d

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  • Mcgyver
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    good idea...i'm slowly getting everything on wheels myself.... somehow i pictured you taller but you carry off the pink rather well

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  • lazlo
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    Here you can see where the original bolt hole are located. I don't know what the designers were thinking, but almost all I've seen had the mounting hole in the same place, just waiting to tip over:



    Mounted with polyurethane rollers, and ready to work

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  • lazlo
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    I finally found a use for the (in)famous Kurt protractor plate -- cutting 45° bevels for the outer edges:



    That's an AccuLube micro-drop applicator running Mobil Omicron cutting oil. You can adjust these down so fine that it uses less than a tablespoon of oil for a job like this -- no mess and absolutely no mist:



    Final product. Took about an hour -- probably 15 minutes for Lane or John

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  • lazlo
    started a topic Bandsaw outrigger feet

    Bandsaw outrigger feet

    I have a 14" Taiwanese vertical bandsaw, and like many of these machines, the mounting bolts are situated on the outside of a very narrow base, so the machine is very prone to tip.

    My "shop" is crowded into a 2-car garage, so putting everything on rollers helps to move machines around as projects require. But lifting an already top-heavy bandsaw with 4" casters seemed like a recipe for disaster.

    So this is what I came up with: 18" wide outriggers for polyurethane rollers that move the center of gravity out by several inches.

    I started by cleaning up some 3/8" hot roll. That's a Sandvik RA-245 facemill. The inserts have a 45° lead angle, which I used to cut the shin chamfer on all the edges:



    Shot of my power feed



    Facemill off the mill scale with Mitee-Bites:

    Last edited by lazlo; 05-25-2010, 03:02 PM.
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